THE A7 motorway was blocked to traffic going in the direction of Almeria first thing on Sunday morning after a fire broke out on a lorry loaded with juice and milk at a point level with Huercal-Overa.
The Andalucia 112 emergencies services reported the incident meant traffic had to be temporarily diverted via the N-340A between kilometre markers 559 and 546 while Bomberos del Levante firefighters extinguished the blaze.
There were no reports anyone was injured.
Less than two weeks ago a truck carrying 17,000 litres of caustic soda caught fire while travelling on the same motorway close to Viator after colliding with a car.
The lorry veered off the road and plummeted 15 metres down an embankment.